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Haylilla Alpacas is owned by Steve and Ruth Goodfellow. Our first pet alpacas were purchased in 2007 as cute lawn movers for a weekend retreat. We now live with a growing herd of over ninety animals.

We own and manage Allan Carter Cabinetmaking, so through the week we are kept busy designing and selling kitchens, laundries and all manner of built-in cabinetwork. While we enjoy our cabinetmaking business, best of all we love being home with our agreeable humming companions. Alpacas have given us a relaxing balance to the demands of managing staff and the manufacturing industry. Showing alpacas and socializing with other breeders increases our enjoyment of ownership even more.

The focus of our breeding program is the development of elite black, grey and leopard appaloosa huacaya. Our studĀ males are making a huge impact of the quality of our colourful herd.

We co-own superb coloured stud males including:

Leaenna Armani – winner of Best Black Male at the 2012 Australian National Show and Sale

Jolimont Tiberio – sire of Best Grey in show at the 2012 Australian National Show and Sale, and winner of numerous progeny classes.

Ambersun Futuris – solid dark fawn, multiple broad ribbon winner from excellent bloodlines including Jolimont Warrior, Fine Choice Peruvian Ultimo and Peruvian Auzengate.

 

About Alpacas

Alpacas are an excellent livestock choice for the Australian environment, their soft padded feet are gentle on fragile soils and they make efficient use of grazing on native grasses and unimproved pasture. Their communal dung pile habits help keep parasite problems to a minimum, and unlike sheep they are not susceptible to fly strike ; with a naturally clean breech area they do not require mulesing. Alpaca herd numbers in Australia now support rapidly developing fleece and meat markets.

Alpacas require access to grazing pasture or dry feed such as oaten hay, fresh water, safe fencing and shade in summer. Herd maintenance is minimal and includes yearly shearing, toe trimming and a 5 in 1 vaccine. Darker coloured animals benefit from Vitamin D supplements particularly cria, to ensure correct bone development and to guard against rickets.